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Old 06-08-2003, 10:14 PM   #1
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Failed graphical and text installation Redhat 9

I can't seem to get a graphical or text installation started with Redhat 9. I can get the F1, F2, F3, F4, and F5 commands and have tried different commands from these. The PC crashes after each command.

I have tried the following commands at the boot prompt:
linux lowres
linux mediacheck
linux noprobe
linux skipddc
linux mem=96MB no probe
linux askmethod
linux vga=ask
linux text
linux xconfigurator
linux rescue
pressing enter

After each of the above the hard drive spins down and the monitor turns off.

The last line I see is "running/sbin/loader" on all of the above.
Old 06-08-2003, 10:23 PM   #2
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To get information and help, you have to give some information in your posts. Unfortunately, we aren't sitting in front of your computer or have the side off so that we can see what hardware you have.

You see, I have this calculating device and I can't install Linux on it either. It's a K & E slide rule.

I looked at the Redhat site and according to Redhat's minimum hardware requirements, it can't be installed on my calculating device.

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Old 06-09-2003, 10:44 PM   #3
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What information do you need

What information do you need?
Old 06-09-2003, 10:50 PM   #4
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The usual. I don't have your computer, so I have no idea of what hardware you have and I fail at reading minds as to what you have actually attemped and the resulting error messages you saw on your screen.

I don't know if you have checked the RedHat Linux Manuals to see if you can get it installed.

In other words, all I know is what you have posted and it is of no help to me.

Last edited by fancypiper; 06-09-2003 at 10:55 PM.
Old 06-09-2003, 11:53 PM   #5
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When you say "installation" I am assuming you mean boot-up after installation?
If so, hit the tab key at the boot: prompt to get a list of commands that can be run/kernels that can be loaded.
Old 06-10-2003, 01:00 AM   #6
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may be u have fallen into some hardware incapabilities....can u list ur hardwares and partition information(if any)....


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